Ohne Zucker Project was initiated by a choreographer Tarik Burnashev.


The main focus of Ohne Zucker Project is a reflection on modern performance art. Despite the fact that all of the project’s performances have no common style essentially, the first works can be attributed to the genre of dance theater, where shape and technique are dominant features. Today the interest has shifted towards the content and conception, and the latest works can be described as a dance-performance without any narrative.


The body-oriented performances are based on actual questions of modern life through the prism of personal experiences of the project participants. Ohne Zucker is a project dedicated to the research and development of performative methodology. At the moment, the main objective of the project is a reconsideration of the choreographic postmodernism idea.

Tarik Burnash (aka Taras Burnashev) is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher of the International Centre for Dance and Performance TsEKh, graduated from the Class of Expressive Plastics by Gennadiy Abramov at the Anatoly Vasiliev’s School of Dramatic Art. Taras is a co-founder of the dance company PO.V.S.Tanze. He participated in all company’s productions until 2001. Then he continued to work in a collaboration with Daria Buzovkina. In 2006 he established a dance project "Ohne Zucker". The performance “Luftmangel” was nominated on Russian national Golden Mask Award in 2009. Performances by Taras were presented in a number of Russian and international festivals: Aerodance (England), Evolutsioon (Estonia), Julidance (Netherlands), ADF (USA), Springdance (Netherlands), Unidram (Germany), Prikosnovenie (Arkhangelsk, Russia), Zdvig (Kirov, Russia).

"I prefer to think the choreography is a flow of meanings rather than dancers' beautiful movement composition on stage aiming to entertain the audience"

© 2016 Ohne Zucker Project. 

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